Posts Tagged ‘Business’

BOOK BIZ — The compelling story of an American maverick fighting for fairness

by Published: September 15,2014

Tags: books, Business, Louann Lofton, Mississippi, Warren Buffett

By focusing on one American furniture magnate fighting to save his company, Beth Macy’s recently published Factory Man paints an effective picture of the broader industry, which has, overall, switched to importing furniture instead of making it stateside. She also highlights the difficult, ongoing implications for thousands of displaced workers, putting faces and names to […] [...]

Following footprints — Josh Gilreath succeeds Buckner as state director of FCA

by Published: September 15,2014

Tags: Business, Martin Willoughby, Mississippi, NEWS

Great achievements in life are never solo endeavors. Sometimes we forget that. We can be like the turtle on the fencepost. As the story goes, “If you’re walking along a fence and spot a turtle sitting atop a fencepost, you know it didn’t get there by itself.” True leaders have the humility to recognize the […] [...]

George Schloegel, Mary Jane Jackson receive MGA Awards

On Sept. 4, George Schloegel and Mary Jane Jackson were honored at a luncheon hosted by the Mississippi Geographic Alliance. Schloegel, formerly CEO of Hancock Bank and Mayor of Gulfport, received the MGA Geographic Visionary Award, while Jackson was honored for her 30-plus years in teaching and leadership in the field of geography education. On […] [...]

Madison County’s Creative Economy Council to host after-hours event

by Published: September 15,2014

Tags: Business, Jan Collins, Madison, Madison County, Mississippi, NEWS

The Madison County Creative Economy Council (MCCEC) will host a business after hours event on Thursday, Sept. 25 featuring music, exhibitors, refreshments and networking at the Farmer’s Table Cooking School at the Town of Livingston. The group’s goal is to build business-to-business relationships within Madison County, and it works to promote and celebrate Madison County’s […] [...]

ALAN TURNER: The good and bad news from the economic front

by Published: September 15,2014

Tags: Business, column, MBJ, Mississippi

A t a dinner hosted by Regions Bank on Sept. 3 at the Jackson Country Club, Regions Senior Vice President and Chief Economist Richard Moody was joined by Senior Vice President for Public Policy Chris Scribner to present some of their prognostications for both the state and national economic scene, and the political picture as […] [...]

PHIL HARDWICK: Change — you must embrace it and learn to manage it

by Published: September 15,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, Phil Hardwick

Before reading this column, complete the following sentence with the very first thing that comes to your mind: I never dreamed I’d see the day that … Over the past 20 years or more I have opened many a presentation with that little exercise. It is fascinating to see how the responses have changed. When […] [...]

Fed’s Beige Book notes moderate economic growth in Mississippi’s 2 districts

by Published: September 15,2014

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Metropolitan Bank, Mississippi, Ridgeland

Federal Reserve banks in Atlanta and St. Louis, both of which have Mississippi jurisdictions, report modest gains in economic activity since mid July. Reporting in the Federal Reserve’s Sept. 4 Beige Book, the Atlanta Fed said business optimism for 2014 exceeds actual gains to this point. “Regardless of the outlook, most firms continue to be […] [...]

Bigger looks better for Mississippi’s banks

by Published: September 15,2014

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Mississippi

Mississippi’s banks netted profits of $369 million in the second quarter, but the state’s small banks with less than $100 in assets continued a two-year decline in profits, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. reports. While banks above $100 million in assets earned nearly $100 million more over the same quarter last year, going from $266 […] [...]

Court tosses challenge to Miss. Silicon’s clean air permit

by Published: September 15,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, technology

An Alabama competitor to Mississippi Silicon, which is building a $200 million  plant in Burnsville, came in too late with its challenge to an air quality permit for the plant, the Tishomingo County Chancery Court has ruled. In an Aug. 29 summary judgment, Chancery Judge Michael Malski said Globe Metallurgical of Selma let too much […] [...]

A Stitch in Time — The Southern Needle looks to spark renaissance

by Published: September 15,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, sewing

While Beverly Anglin is a risk-taker, she is not your typical entrepreneur. Ask most small business owners about their goals, they usually will talk about revenues, profits, market share. Anglin, owner of The Southern Needle in the Trace Station Shopping Center in Ridgeland, talks little about any of those things. In fact, she has few […] [...]

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